School of Arts, Design and Architecture

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Art and design open up new perspectives and provide solutions to the world's big challenges

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Mustavalkokuvassa arkkitehtiopiskelijoita vuodelta 1921
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150 years of higher architectural education in Finland

University-level teaching of architecture in Finland dates back to 1872.
Hologram at the Aalto's Product Design Project Gala. Photo: Mikko Raskinen
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Make your research or project visible to the public and decision-makers: Application for Designs for a Cooler Planet 2023 now open

Our theme is Invisible – what don't we see even though we should? We're bringing together the most radically creative projects and work from our Aalto community, so come along!
Sensual mathematics. Photo: Henri Vogt.
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Call for applications for Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors is now open

Kristallikukkia peilisaleissa –kurssi - MS-E1000 Crystal Flowers in Halls of Mirrors: Mathematics meets Art and Architecture - on avoin kaikille kandiopiskelijoista tohtorikoulutettaviin, matematiikan ja tekniikan aloista taiteisiin, muotoiluun, arkkitehtuuriin ja kemiasta liiketoimintaan. Kurssille otetaan korkeintaan 50 opiskelijaa motivaatiokirjeiden perusteella, ja haku on auki 10.1.2023 saakka. Kurssi on 15 opintopisteen suuruinen, ja se järjestetään joka toinen vuosi.
An illustrated book with model wearing summery outfit lays on colourful textiles surface
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DIALOGUES – Creating New Textile Futures exhibition in Dipoli Gallery

The exhibition features research projects and student works related to textiles at Aalto University.
A hand holding green purse on top of a green dress
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What will we be wearing in the future?

Aalto University has been invited to showcase its sustainable textile and fashion solutions at the European Parliament in Brussels.
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The national vision 2030 for arts education proposes major changes

A national vision for arts education has been completed. The vision proposes measures to strengthen and develop arts education at all levels of education.

The Long Read by Aalto ARTS

Longform stories, in-depth features and profiles, data visualizations and more coming up - enjoy our webmag!

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Creativity Unfolded

Aalto University’s blog series Creativity Unfolded focuses on insights linked to creativity in a multitude of ways. Topics include design, technology, media, architecture, film, games, art theory and more. Read and join the conversation.

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Creativity Unfolded_blogi_visu_Milja Komulainen

Equality and diversity at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Aalto University is committed to promoting diversity, equality and non-discrimination in all its activities. We aim to provide a non-discriminatory, gender-equal and accessible environment in which employees and students with diverse backgrounds and duties receive equal treatment and are free to participate without discrimination in university activities.

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Meet our people

Henrika Yliriskun väitös taidekasvatuksen alalta tarkastettiin Aalto-yliopistossa maaliskuussa 2021.

‘Environmental art education should address the problem of human-centeredness’

‘I claim’ series presents our researchers and the results of their work. Henrika Ylirisku researches the premises of environmental art education.

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Man in sunny winter cityscape

Aarni Kapanen illustrates Dudes & Feelings podcasts

Fighting toxic masculinity with a podcast and the help of Visual Communication Design.

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Julia Lohmann's Department of Seaweed at WEF. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Julia Lohmann: ‘We know too much and do too little’

Lohmann’s magnificent seaweed pavilion won the sustainable design category for Dezeen Awards 2020.

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Post doc tutkija Michael Lettenmeier Kuva: Sanna Lehto

What can you do for the climate?

Within the next ten years, Finns need to cut down more than 75% of our carbon footprint. The change is enormous, and will be based on new lifestyles, says Michael Lettenmeier.

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Karin Krokfors, kuva: Sanna Lehto

'We must look to the past, for a lesson in designing buildings for the future'

Architect Karin Krokfors says buildings should be designed to be adaptable over time. And that history holds plenty of examples for us to study.

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Building interdisciplinary connections through a new joint position

This September will be a start of building a new connection between disciplines as Sebastian Schlecht takes on the position as the professor of practice in Sound in Virtual Reality.

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Aalto Art and Design Cases

Aalto Design Cases is a platform for activity-based creativity and practice-based research in the Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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Nyang'oro Girls Dormitory, a project by Hollmén Reuter Sandman

Prominent art at Aalto University

Aalto University promotes visibility and impact of art and creativity both in society and at our own campus. Aalto University uses one percent of building costs to fund art.

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Dipoli artworks

Events

Study Pre-Registration and Registered Reports (Q&A)
Academic, Online event, Tutkimuksen tueksi

Study Pre-Registration and Registered Reports (Q&A)

Learn about pre-registration and registered reports with Data Agent, Dr. Enrico Glerean.
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Lectures and seminars

Creative Technologies

The series of seminars focusing on creative technologies started in Autumn 2022 at Aalto University.
Väitöskirjan tekijän nimi, työn otsikko sekä kuva Alpo Aaltokoski Companyn Pyörteitä-teoksesta, neljä tanssijaa Marja Uusitalon suunnittelemissa puvuissa (2011).
Public defences

Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of Scenography and Costume Design, MA Tua Helve

Costume design practices and creative allyship in contemporary dance
Public defences

Public defence in Art Education, MA Marika Tervahartiala

The title of the thesis is Tietämisen viivoilla. Piirros tietäjänä ja piirtäminen
tutkimusmetodologiana (translation: Lines of knowledge. Drawing as a knower and as research methodology)
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Locations
Aalto-yliopisto / Kandidaattikeskus / katsomo / kuva: Tuomas Uusheimo
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